Sunday, July 21, 2013


Phew! Toronto just came through quite the heat wave. I had to spend a good couple evenings hiding in my bedroom in front of my window AC. But the heat finally broke on Friday evening and it actually feels like summer again instead of the inside of a dragon's mouth!

Lately my time has had a music and outdoorsy focus. Sewing machine hasn't been touched as my living room was as hot as hell for a week but my next project will definitely be turning jeans into jorts. The to-do pile is growing and as the weather indicates, jorts are needed ASAP.


Squeezing in a picnic before Apocalyptic Storm 2.0.

I never knew this, but Hamilton, Ontario, apparently has
over 100 waterfalls! This one is Tiffany Falls. 99+ to go!

Walking through the trails in Ashbridge's Bay after a
day at Toronto's beaches.
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Also, today is the last day of Christmas in July! Check out my shop at for 15% off!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas in July Sale!

Hey everyone! Listen up!

I am participating in Etsy's Christmas in July sale. So from now until July 21st at midnight, if you go to my shop and use the coupon code CIJ15 at checkout you can get 15% off your purchase!

Check it out!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Favourite Artist: Michelle Morin

I discovered Michelle Morin's gorgeous watercolour artwork on Etsy a few years ago and have more than my tiny apartment can possibly handle (eight on display, four in storage *blush*). My collection of her work is 100% bird-related, however her latest collection of florals is divine. The colours are irresistible and I might break down and snatch up a few more prints!

The hot pink of the Tree Peony piece particularly makes my knees weak. Check her out!

Tree Peony

Imperial Fritillaria


Wild Roses

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Picks

Ah, the summer slump. There you are! I'll admit, I've been bad. Now that it's so lovely outside, I want to be away from my computer as much as possible. Blogging has slowed down, sewing has ground to a halt, and shopping has accelerated to a concerning speed haha. I am starting a new job tomorrow (!!!) so I can't help but justify the need for new clothes and accessories. Seems only natural, right?

Here are some of my favourite picks for summer!

However with this New Job, I'll have more free time on the weekends so I hope hope hope to have a new DIY or two! The truth is, if I'm not in love with an idea, I'm not going to force myself to do it. It just makes the ideas you do love that much better :D